LabVIEW NXG 2.1 Known Issues

Publish Date: Mar 21, 2018 | 2 Ratings | 4.00 out of 5 | Print

Overview

This document contains known issues for the LabVIEW NXG 2.1.0 Application Software. Not every issue known to NI will appear on this list; it is intended to only show the severe and more common issues that can be encountered. The LabVIEW 2017 Platform Known Issues contains a full listing of known issues, including LabVIEW toolkits and modules.

Fields

Each Issue appears as a row in the table and includes these fields:
  • Issue ID
  • Issue Title
  • Problem Description
  • Workaround
  • Reported Version - the earliest version of LabVIEW NXG in which the issue was reported
  • Resolved Version - version the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable
  • Date Added - the date the issue was added to the document (not reported date)


Document Organization

There are two versions of the known issues list available:

LabVIEW NXG Known Issues by Category
LabVIEW NXG Known Issues by Date

Please refer to Developer Zone Article "LabVIEW Known Issues Categories Defined" for an explanation of the categories and what types of issues are in each category.

Contacting NI

You can contact us by phone, email, or the discussion forums. Visit the NI Website to contact us. If you are contacting NI in regards to a specific issue, be sure to reference the ID number given in this document. If you have feedback on this specific document, please contact NI on this NI Developer Zone post.

Known Issues by Category

The following items are known issues in LabVIEW NXG 2.1 sorted by Category.

Building and Distributing LabVIEW Applications
685018 Applications built with NXG 2.1 crash without dialogue without the NXG 2.1 Runtime installed
Controls and Indicators
482816 Selection in Array of Clusters of Arrays constant loses focus.
630075 IO constants cannot be resized when contained within a cluster connected to a G Type.
653259 When changing the order of elements inside a cluster as GType, controls and constants connected to that GType are not updated correctly.
605135 Some strings remain in English rather than localized language when converted to LabVIEW NXG
External Code
669198 DLLs with non-ASCII characters will not load
LabVIEW Object Oriented Programming
661948 Expand/Collapse glyph remains after deleting all contents of a class
599434 Dynamic dispatch controls are not supported inside structures
613660 Error message for inline class functions lacks clarity
LabVIEW Project
599881 Empty folders in project don't show up in the files pane when opening a project
Menus
644397 Workbooks do not restore maximized after minimizing the environment window with a maximized workbook open.
643608 Right clicking on a tunnel of queue of numeric type shows the numeric palette
Miscellaneous
596295 Measurement Panel created for an array of task constants does not propagate name.
631907 Some keyboard shortcuts don't work with an AZERTY keyboard
660805 Windows "line per notch" scroll wheel settings do not apply to NXG
662414 Error & Warnings Panel continuously expands and collapses after repeated pinning and unpinning
665442 G Types may break when moved in to components
620473 Element names inside Typedef Clusters or Rings may not show localized names
661634 Enums may not be compatible after Flattening and Unflattening to/from Byte Array
678830 Dictionaries are only found in specific language culture
Upgrade - Migration
641719 Projects with large file hierarchy error out during conversion with unclear error message



ID Known Issue
Building and Distributing LabVIEW Applications
685018

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Applications built with NXG 2.1 crash without dialogue without the NXG 2.1 Runtime installed
With only the NXG 2.0 Runtime, applications built in NXG 2.1 will crash silently and not explain the reason they failed to execute.

Workaround: Install the NXG 2.1 Runtime

Reported Version: 2.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/26/2018
Controls and Indicators
482816

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Selection in Array of Clusters of Arrays constant loses focus.
Selecting an array inside a cluster inside another array loses focus when hovering over another element of the top array. This makes it difficult to edit the items in the inner-most array.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/22/2017
630075

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IO constants cannot be resized when contained within a cluster connected to a G Type.
IO constants can be resized manually when contained within a cluster constant. However, IO constants cannot be resized once the containing cluster is connected to a G Type. The IO control in the G Type can be resized but this change is not reflected in any connected constants.

Workaround: Disconnect the cluster from the G Type, resize the IO constant, and then reconnect to the G Type.

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/22/2017
653259

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When changing the order of elements inside a cluster as GType, controls and constants connected to that GType are not updated correctly.
In specific cases, when making changes to a GType any constants or controls that have already been placed may be reset to default values.

Workaround: Leave the GType constants uninitialized when constructing the diagram and later assign them programmatically using values from independent data constants.

Reported Version: 2.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/23/2018
605135

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Some strings remain in English rather than localized language when converted to LabVIEW NXG
When setting a localized dictionary and converting from LabVIEW to LabVIEW NXG, some strings may remain in English. Specifically, strings that are labels instead of captions will appear in English

Workaround: Set a caption for controls prior to conversion or update text after conversion

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/26/2018
External Code
669198

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DLLs with non-ASCII characters will not load
Any non-ASCII character in a DLL call will fail to load and throw an error.

Workaround: Rename the DLL to use ASCII characters

Reported Version: 2.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/26/2018
LabVIEW Object Oriented Programming
661948

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Expand/Collapse glyph remains after deleting all contents of a class
When you delete all contents of a class, it still displays the Expand/Collapse glyph in the project, as if there were members to be shown or hidden.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/23/2018
599434

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Dynamic dispatch controls are not supported inside structures
Placing a dynamic dispatch control inside of a structure provides the following error:
The run-time type is not propagated from dynamic dispatch input to dynamic dispatch output. You must ensure that there is a wire path that flows to all dynamic dispatch indicators.

Workaround: Remove the control from the structure and the error will clear.

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/26/2018
613660

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Error message for inline class functions lacks clarity
Although class members are not meant to be set to inline, nothing stops the user from doing so. Once inline, the class member errors with the following message:
Type.gtype has changes that have not been applied to controls or constants that depend on the type definition. To correct this error, you must save the type definition to apply the changes.

Workaround: Set the class member to not be inline

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/26/2018
LabVIEW Project
599881

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Empty folders in project don't show up in the files pane when opening a project
When you open a project with empty folders, those don't show up in the files pane.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: 1.0    Added: 01/23/2018
Menus
644397

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Workbooks do not restore maximized after minimizing the environment window with a maximized workbook open.
A maximized workbook window will minimize when the environment window is minimized. Restoring the environment window will also restore the workbook window but not in the maximized view.

Workaround: Maximize the workbook window manually after restoring the environment window.

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/22/2017
643608

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Right clicking on a tunnel of queue of numeric type shows the numeric palette
For most data types, the right click menu from the queue terminals shows the palette queue. Right clicking on a tunnel of numeric type shows the numeric palette.

Workaround: Manually drop from the queue palette instead of right-clicking.

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/23/2018
Miscellaneous
596295

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Measurement Panel created for an array of task constants does not propagate name.
When a Measurement Panel is created from an empty task constant inside of an array, a new task will be generated for it and a name will be assigned. However, this name will not be automatically updated on the original task constant inside the array.

Workaround: Manually rename the task constant.

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/22/2017
631907

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Some keyboard shortcuts don't work with an AZERTY keyboard
The following shortcuts do not work properly when using an AZERTY keyboard:

Ctrl-' (Toggle the diagram grid on/off)
Shift-Ctrl-; (Toggle Smart Guides on/off)
Ctrl-[ (Set or delete Breakpoint)
Ctrl-] (Set or Delete Probe)
Ctrl-. (Abort )

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/23/2018
660805

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Windows "line per notch" scroll wheel settings do not apply to NXG
The scroll wheel movement amount does correlate to the scroll size defined in the Windows mouse settings. For example there's no difference in the amount of block diagram scrolled whether the set to 1 line per notch or 10 lines per notch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/23/2018
662414

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Error & Warnings Panel continuously expands and collapses after repeated pinning and unpinning
Normally, The Error & Warnings panel pops up when the mouse is hovered over it. In some cases, the Errors and Warnings window may expand and collapsed continuously after pinning and unpinning the Errors and Warnings panel.

Workaround: Click the tab.

Reported Version: 2.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/23/2018
665442

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G Types may break when moved in to components
If you move some G Types into components, and there is a project-level GVI that references those G Types, it will be broken after the move.

Workaround: Double click the "error in dependency" error message, which will take you to the G Type. When you load it, the issue is resolved.

Reported Version: 2.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/23/2018
620473

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Element names inside Typedef Clusters or Rings may not show localized names
When looking at names of elements contained within a Typedef Cluster or Ring, the name may appear in English rather than the appropriate localized language.

Workaround: Close out of NXG and re-open. Open from the project.

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: 1.0    Added: 02/26/2018
661634

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Enums may not be compatible after Flattening and Unflattening to/from Byte Array
In certain cases, converting an enum using Flatten to Byte Array and then back with Unflatten from Byte Array can cause it to be incompatible with the original enum. This causes problems when trying to wire it into another VI looking for the enum.

Workaround: Use the enum the Unflatten from Byte Array creates automatically to clear the error

Reported Version: 2.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/26/2018
678830

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Dictionaries are only found in specific language culture
Parent cultures will not find the dictionary even if the language matches the parent culture. As a result, localization will not happen.

Workaround: Place the dictionary into a language-specific folder, e.g. de-DE, de-CH, de-LI, etc

Reported Version: 2.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/26/2018
Upgrade - Migration
641719

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Projects with large file hierarchy error out during conversion with unclear error message
The conversion tool adds hierarchy to the project structure during conversion that extends the length of the file path. As a result, file paths can become too long for Windows and create a situation where the conversion utility cannot find files at paths that do not exist. This will result in the following error: Conversion could not find this file at specified path
The reason for the file not found is not clear in the action being made.

Workaround: Make shorter file paths initially so the added hierarchy doesn't extend beyond Windows file path limits

Reported Version: 1.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/26/2018

Document last updated on 3/2/2018

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